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Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport?
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Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport?

The mystery around whether you are banned from certain countries if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport is one of those vexing travel questions that seems to come up during every discussion about […]

Do Airplanes Dump Their Toilets At 30,000 Feet?
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Do Airplanes Dump Their Toilets At 30,000 Feet?

And you thought that all we do is cover “soft” news here at The Expeditioner. Today we tackle one of those nagging questions we all have as we stand (or squat) above a toilet while cruising in […]

10 Facts About France You Probably Didn’t Know
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10 Facts About France You Probably Didn’t Know

1) How many three-star Michelin star restaurants are in France? Twenty-five, which is quite a few, but is surprisingly only second. The country with the most: Japan  with 29. 2) How many foreign visitors traveled […]

How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?
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How Many People Visit The North Pole Every Year?

So you’re one of those adventure, off-the-beaten-path travelers that revels in the fact that you don’t bother with those touristy destinations around the world; that you knew about Laos, Colombia and Jordan long before everyone […]

Admit It, You Have No Idea What It Means To Be A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Do You?
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Admit It, You Have No Idea What It Means To Be A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Do You?

It happens during every trip. When researching what to see in a particular city, your guidebook lists a notable church/temple/palace as a UNESCO World Heritage site. “Great,” you think to yourself, “I should definitely see […]

10 Random Facts About Train Travel In India
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10 Random Facts About Train Travel In India

1) The total distance covered by the trains on the Indian Railways everyday, equals 3 1/2 times the distance to moon. [Link] 2) Longest Run (Time): Himsagar Express (3,751 km in 74 hrs and 55 […]

How Widespread Is Violence In Mexico Really?
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How Widespread Is Violence In Mexico Really?

I’m not one for taking to heart the warnings of danger when traveling. From the overblown threat of pickpocketers in Barcelona to the unfounded warnings of imminent kidnapping the second one steps off the plane […]

Where Is Nicaragua Again?
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Where Is Nicaragua Again?

Where is Nicaragua again? It may be a crashing generalization, but for many people, Nicaragua could just as well be the name of a new prescription to help you stop smoking (just in case you […]

The Voice You Hear At Every Airport Belongs To Your Aunt Barbara
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The Voice You Hear At Every Airport Belongs To Your Aunt Barbara

Did you know that the woman, you know, that woman, whose voice you hear at every airport terminal, bag carousel and curbside drop-off, not to mention subways, train stations and weather alerts, is actually the […]

Do Pilots Flying Into China Need To Know Mandarin?
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Do Pilots Flying Into China Need To Know Mandarin?

Remember that time you were making that approach into Shanghai International Airport on your way from spending a month in Brazil during your round-the-world trip when you thought to yourself, “My God, how are the […]



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